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Romney Campaign Acknowledges High-Tech Election Day Monitoring System “Had Its Challenges”

Romney Campaign Acknowledges High-Tech Election Day Monitoring System “Had Its Challenges”Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The name for Project ORCA, the Romney campaign’s much-vaunted, digital voter turnout and poll monitoring system, started out as something of a joke.ORCA was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek rejoinder to an adva...

Boehner’s GOP Problems Complicate Deficit Negotiations

Boehner’s GOP Problems Complicate Deficit NegotiationsTOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner is about to begin another attempt at a grand bargain deficit reduction deal with President Obama, a high wire act in which he will be buffeted by demands from the White House, as we...

GOP Address: Speaker Boehner on Growing the Economy

GOP Address: Speaker Boehner on Growing the EconomyABC/Martin H. Simon(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama may have found something on which they can agree. In the days since the president's reelection Tuesday, the House speaker and the president both have stated that they wou...

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration ReformMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Failed attempts at immigration reform are nothing new on Capitol Hill, but there is some indication a new post-election tone might help pave the way for lawmakers and the White House to move toward a comprehensiv...

Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates ‘Unacceptable’ but New Revenue on Table

Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates ‘Unacceptable’ but New Revenue on TableMartin H. Simon/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told World News anchor Diane Sawyer ...

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President ObamaChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called "fisc...

President Obama Wins Re-election and Promises ‘Best Is Yet to Come’

President Obama Wins Re-election and Promises ‘Best Is Yet to Come’SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Obama won a second term Tuesday night as ABC News projects he will be re-elected, and he promised his thrilled supporters "that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."Obama appeare...

Paul Ryan Hangs Onto Congress Seat in Wisconsin

Paul Ryan Hangs Onto Congress Seat in WisconsinTom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) -- Paul Ryan knows he will be headed to Washington, D.C., again next year even though his presidential ticket failed to win election.Ryan will begin serving his eighth term as a U.S. congressman representing the 1st ...

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of HouseiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues will secure enough seats to retain their majority, winning at least 218 seats in the House of Representatives, according to a projection of election results ...

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate RaceAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- ABC News projects that Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts, will win her race, picking off a Republican seat for the Democrats in the battle for control of the Senate.Bi...

President Barack Obama the Projected Winner, Earns Second Term

President Barack Obama the Projected Winner, Earns Second Term(NEW YORK) -- President Obama won a second term Tuesday night as ABC News projects he will be re-elected, emerging victorious in what had been a deadlocked race into the final hours of the campaign.Obama's lease on the White House was renewed with a cr...

Jeff Flake Wins Arizona Senate Race

Jeff Flake Wins Arizona Senate RaceUnited States Congress(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Jeff Flake will defeat Democrat Richard Carmona in what became a surprisingly competitive battle for Arizona's Senate seat, ABC News projects.Republican Sen. Jon Kyl's surprise announcement that he would not see...

Mourdock Falls Short in Indiana Senate Race

Mourdock Falls Short in Indiana Senate RaceOffice of the Treasurer, State of Indiana(NEW YORK) -- The Republican Party push to take control of the Senate is likely sunk now that Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock has failed in his bid to replace Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.Cons...

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. RaceChris Murphy for Congress(NEW YORK) -- Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy beat out former wrestling executive Linda McMahon for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut in the costliest race in the state's history.ABC News is projecting Murphy as the winner of th...

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two DecadesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- (NEW YORK) --  North Carolina elected a Republican governor for the first time in more than two decades Tuesday night.GOP candidate Pat McCrory, a former Charlotte mayor who had been leading in local polls in th...

First Votes Are In and The Race for Electoral Votes Is On

First Votes Are In and The Race for Electoral Votes Is On(NEW YORK) -- President Obama and Mitt Romney matched each other state for state in early returns as attention turned to a trio of swing states where polls had closed but results were so close a winner had yet to emerge.The electoral votes of Ohio, Vir...

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, DelawareOffices of the Governors(NEW YORK) -- Democrats grabbed the first two gubernatorial wins of Election Day with victories in Vermont and Delaware, two states that ABC News projects will also go to President Obama.In both states that were expected to rema...

Ryan Makes Last-Minute Stop in Battleground Virginia

Ryan Makes Last-Minute Stop in Battleground VirginiaJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) – Paul Ryan made a lightning-fast stop at a campaign office in Virginia, thanking and revving up supporters as the minutes left until the polls close ticked by.The GOP vice presidential nominee stopped ...

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State Recounts

Romney Campaign Readies ‘Go Teams’ for Potential Swing State RecountsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- How seriously is the Romney campaign taking the possibility of a post-Election Day recount?Romney campaign officials have instructed members of their staff from the political and advance teams as well as other departme...

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" VoteEmmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHICAGO) – Just a few short hours before Election Day 2012, President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a late appeal to viewers of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.While the New Orleans Sa...

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